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THE TIMES, FOUNDED 1888.
? DISPATCH, FOUNDED 1&50.
WHOLE NUMBER 16,395.
RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON. Nov, 13.?forecast for
Saturday and Sunday:
Virginia?Partly cloudy Saturday and
Sunday, rain in south -portion Sunday;
frarlablo winds shifting to fresh east.
North Carolina?Fair in east, rain in
west portion Saturday; Sunday fair; fresh
The mercury succeeded In climbing up
?0 70 degrees yesterday afternoon, but
ater in the day It took a drop and last
light was pleasant and bracing.
STATE OtF THE THETtMOMETER.
I? A. M.J9
?2 M.?.? C?
IP. M.y ?O
I P. M. .?? M
U mldnlgrht .62_
Average .67 1-?
Jlllghcpt temperature yesterday. 70
Ijow?st temperature yesterday. S3
Mean temperature yesterday. SC
Normal temperature for November . M
Departure from normal temperature.... <n
Precipitation during past 24 hours. 00
November 14, 1903.
?un rises.0:49 I HIGH TIDE.
Bun sots'..4:63 Morning.12:<?
boon rises.1:49 | Evening.12:38
Tax on the steam railroad and canal
property of the State largely increased
justice John hurrlcB to New York to see
bis physician-Noted pickpocket sent
out of town-Acca Tom pie to visit Bal
. tim?re?Subscriptions for tho Virginia
building at St. Louis-Candidates tor
the position of ?"lerlntendont of tho pen?
itentiary-? bill offered to abolish the
Viva voce syetom and legalize all prima?
ries?Foot-ball game at Broad-Street
Park this afternoon??Captain Oscar Ed?
wards 111-S. A. I* stock takes a Jump
??BUI In the Houso to allow each head
Df households outside of cities one dog
tax free-Work of tbe United Stales C.r
iCult Court of Appeals?Treasurer Bauer
decides not to contest the election of Mr.
Walter J. Todd-Cafe at the Cheste fled
Flats to open to-morrow night; Hag to be
raised this mornln/-Tho Pnttnrsoii
bankruptcy case causes much Interest
Report of Mr. Mathcws on oyster legisla?
tion. MANCHESTER-Council after the
Passenger and Power Company-Fugi?
tive from Justice taken back to North
Carolina-Rural postal route-Mari ngo
of Mr. Fraker and M Iks Turnlcy
Funeral of Mrs. Ahern yesterday-Wor,c
Of the Mayor's Court-Discussion of a
?lvlslon of Maury Cemetery?Mr, James
I. Redford missing.
The question of transfers of ministers
TTom other conferences comes up lii
the conference at Ohailottesvlllo and is i
disposed of without a hitch, when a big i
iiKiit was expected; two days' session u. |
busy one; a grand rally of the Epworth |
League at night and splendid ad?
dresses-Tho Baptist General Associa?
tion, In session at Staunton, takes up the
negro problem with tho home mission re?
port and fine addresses are made, bearing
upon the solution of it;, splendid report ,
heard on education, missions and Sunday- ;
schools; a memorial to the Legislature ;
on the Cummlng bill adopted-The party ?
of congressmen who came to Norfolk with ?
? ong.essman Maynard visit Jamestown
Jfland; all are enthusiastic and win help
the-exposition-Remains of officer? who
fill at Bloody Angle disinterred.and are !
taken South-Conductor struck by chain !
on Cripple Creek line, and. badly cut-j
Purvey for tramway to connect quarry I
with railroad at- Lexington??-Valuabla
barns burned near Warsaw-MrsvMar- |
tin testifies in Isle of Wight Court of the
drinking habits of her husband,'who'is
en trial for murder?T. J. Allen shot to
death by his uncle In Nelson county
)-'lre chief of Newport News on trial with '
t trlous chargea against him??Negro resi?
dents of East Newport News to wage war
against social clubs-Little girl In Pe?
tersburg very severely bitten by a large ]
j>el dog-Big damage suit against the ?
ttreet car company; exciting runaway on I
?sycamore ?Street?A true bill found i
against young Brooks for assault at
cnesterlieid Courthouse; viLll have a,
The Western North Carolina Conference
receives several ministers Into convention; i
minister will withdraw rather than stand ;
trial; Bishop warns preachers against
contracting debt?Case of street liti?
gation in Durham In courts for sixteen
>eais settled satisfactorily; concerns two
; aliioad tracks and new depot site
?corporation Commission In session in
?,?ireensboro-Governor Aycock pardons
ywoman who killed her child-Child
NLunied to death at Salisbury by clothes
/catching afire-False weights alleged in
a cotton suit In Salisbury.
y Stock prices reach a hLg-her level and
Shears scurry to cover m laie dualities
'?ou the New York ?Stock hNchrvngr?
?Prominent man slut down tn ins own
;?Joor-8tep In Ntw York city by a neirro
ivh'i is, apy.iroi'tly, Insaie ?Boldest iu'.
Jlery In hlsury Washington committed
acsterday #.i ono of the principal streets
lof tho city and Is followed by an exclt
Ung ??Tase and capture; negro shoots two
/policemen and narrowly misses being
(lynched by crowd that gathered and
Clocked strcer car trafile-Daughters of
fthe Confederacy hold such ,ong nnd
(heated session that the election of of?
ficers has to be postponed, wrangle ovi r
Itlio question ? of who founded the order
/was the chinf feature of tho diongreeuble
/wrangle, though thcro were other mul
/ icrs of heated del.uto-Representative
"W. A. Jones introduces a bill for tho
retirement, und'pensioning of life-savfrs.
after u certain terni of nervier?Mr. .
Hopkins, of Kentucky, introduces a hill
which Is designed to break n.o tuunco
trust-A congressional inquiry Into the
distribution of seeds is very likely and
some sensational disclosures are antici?
pated?House holds a very short ses
. tien during which the President Is criti?
cised for Ids nction in recognizing Ilio
Republic of Panama, and It is Intimated
that he hns probably violated the Consti?
tution of the United States-Representa?
tivo Lamb propos?e amendment to tho
Constitution, drawn by Mr, William L.
J-.oyall, of this city, the purpose of which
is to remedy tho truEt evil by prohibiting
unfair ominpotltlon?air.. Rlxey intro?
duces a bill to permit tho burial of Con
iederote soldiers in National cemetery?
Chicago sticiit cars ire operai??! und
scenes of .disorder are p,?? so sfcnt U6
on Thursday, end durlrg the rluy only
two stones aro thrown-Minister of
.Panama is formally received by Presi?
dent Roosevelt-A bill Is Introduced Im?
posing a heavy penalty for the crime of
robbing trains?Russian troops clash
with imperial Chinese forces?Sheriff
Bell, wins tho Liberty Stakes ut Jumalcu,
from Carbuncle, the favorite,
JUDGE NEWMAN BRINGS
SUIT AGAINST NEWSPAPER
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
?WINCHESTER, YA? Nov. 13.?It is
announced to-day that Judge 13. D. New?
man, member of tho Durnocratlo State
Committee, has entered suit for five
thousand dollars ngalnst D. M. and Clar?
ence Bushong, publishers of tho Stras?
burg News. Several months ngo a News
editorial charged Judgo Newman with
a mlsssatement of facts relative to a con?
troversy mislng out of the senatorial
fight. This was followed by a threat
of suit fot slander unless a retraction
was made by the News.
A retraction wns never made, and Judge
Newman entered suit. Owing to the
political mix-up In Shenandouh county,
the cuse will attract much attention, nnd
some Interesting revelations are promised.
The caso will bo tried heforo Judge
Thomas W. Harrison, of this city, who
1? presiding judge of Uie Shenundoa.li
IN HIS FACE
Bold Robbery on Princi?
pal Street of Washington
Bold Negro Bandit Shoots Two
Policemen Before He Finally
ONE OF OFFICERS
Infuriated Crowd Gathered and
Came Near Lynching the
Negro Within a Stone's
Throw of the United
(Spedai to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Novemhor 13.?
Probably the boldest robbery Washing-ton
has known, certainly the boldest In many
years, occurred to-night & few minutes
past S o'clock on one or the principal
streets o? the city. A restaurant propri?
etor was forced to givo up his money at
the point of tho pistol, two policemen
woro shot, one seriously, and there was
strong- talk of lynching the negro robber
within a etone'a throw of the United
Manager Smith, of the Treasury Lunch
Room, at No. HOT G. Street, N. W.. half
a block from the Treasury, was on the
point of cloning his place at 8:15 o'clock
to-night. The employes had gone home
and a portion of the lights woro extin?
guished. Suddenly a negro, with a mask
over his face, came through the door,
and passing by Mr. Smith, walked to the
lunch counter at the rear of the. restau?
rant. To manager says he was so sur?
prised at first he did not say anything to
the man. He thought the negro's face
was bandaged as though he had tooth?
The negro started ''back' towards the
street, and .Mr. Smith met htm near the
door. He asked the intruder what he
wanted. The negro's reply was to thrust
a revolver In Smith's face, with the ex?
"Give me your monoy!"
Smith says ho attempted to shove the?
revolver aside, but the negro stepped
back and said he would shoot If the
money ho knew Smith had was not hand?
ed over. Smith took twenty-eight dollar*
from bis pocket and handed It over.
The negro broke from the door and
ran along G Street to Fifteenth. Smith
chased him, blowing a police whistle as
ho ran. At Fifteenth an officer started
In pursuit, and when New York Avenue
was reached, a block away, another offi?
cer also took part In the race. The negro
turned back along Now York Avenue. By
this time many citizens were In the chase.
Near the middle of the block the ne?
gro halted and fired twice nt the fore?
most officer. Tho second shot took ef?
fect In the officer's leg. and ho went
down. The second officer kept on. The
negro fired a third snot, which struck
a bundle of papers In tho officer's breast
pocket, over tho heart, and did no hurra.
Kept Pluckily On.
The officer kept plucklly on. The ne?
gro was headed off hy '?several white
men at New York Avenue and G' Street,
and the policeman got to him In another
moment. The darkey made no further re?
In five mlnuteH five hundred people
wore on the scene. The crowd spread out
over the car Unes, and soon a dozen cars
were blocked up within a square. There
were many angry and excited cries o?
"lynch him!" "hang him!" "string him
up!" and It looked for a while as If there
would be violence. But a police dolali
was quickly on the scono and tho prisoner
was taken to the station house In the
patrol wagon under a strong guard.
The wounded officer, whoee name Is
Mahon. Is very painfully hurt. Tho ball
broke the large bone In his leg Just below
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.?President
Roosevelt to-day formally received M,
Philippe Bunnu-Varilla, the duly ac?
credited envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary of Panama to tho United
IS FATALLY SHOT
BY HIS OWN UNCLE
T. J. Allen, Farmer and Cattle
Dealer, Near Boaz, in
(Siici'lul to The ^Imei-Plsjintuh,)
CHAHLOTTESVILLE, VA., Nov. 13?,
News has reached liore of the fatal shoot?
ing of Mr, T. J. Allen, by Ills uncle, Mr.
H. V. Allen, near Boaz, In Nelson coun?
ty, not far from the Albemarle county
Une. Tho fracas occurred yesterday
According to the report, Allen mot his
nephew on tho road, shot and killed htm
und then surrendered to the police. The
causes of the murder ?aro unknown.
T.- J. Allon. whu was killed, was a
farmer and cattle dealer, and was about
thirty-five years of age. 11? leaves ble
.vvldow and eev-eral cliildrtu*.
Prominent New York Man
Shot Down on the Steps
of His Home. >
DID NOT KNOW HIS SLAYER
The' Murderer Tells a Story
Which Public Believe Fig?
ment of a Diseased Brain.
(By Associated Press.)
N0W YORK, Nov. 18.?Andrew H.
Oreen, the "Father of Greater New
York," and one of the city's oldest and
most remarkable citizens, was shot and
Instantly killed on the steps of his home
oh Park Avenue to-day by Cornelius
M. Williams, a negro, who la believed
to be Insane.
The shooting was evidently tho outcome
of an insane delusion on the part of
the negro that Mr. Oreen had slandered
him, for when ho was asked why he had
committed the murder, he replied: "1
did It to save my character."
There were three witnesses of |the
tragedy?Mrs. Anna Bray, a domestic In
Mr. Green's fam'ly; Kmll Mlchelson, an
errand boy, and Patrick Dyer, a cabman.
According to these witnesses, the negro
must have been waiting for Mr. Green to
come home from his ' office. The negro
was standing in tho vestibule of the
house, and as Mr. Green started to
ascend the two stps leading to the hall
door, Williams advanced toward him.
There wus a brief Interchange of words,
and then the negro drew a revolver and
fired five shots In rapid succession. Mr.
Green sank to the stone pavement, blood
streaming irom his head, while his mur?
derer, returning the revolver to his pock?
et, leaned against the railing of the step,
as If awaiting arrest.'
Four Shots Take Effect.
William H. Burns, carriage starter for
,the Murray Hill Hotel, was one of the
first to rea^h the negro, whom he seised
as he wa* about-? to walk' away 'and
turned over to a policeman and a detec
tlev,' who rushed up a moment later. A
physician was on the spot almost Imme?
diately and pronounced Mr; Green dead.
As the negro's aged victim fell, a young
woman rushed out of tho house and took
the dead or dying man's head In her lap.
at the same time calling upon him In
piteous tones to speak to her. As she
tried In vain to get a response, Williams
turned upon his victim and shouted:
"Damn you, I told you G would get even
One of the negro's bullets Imbedded It?
self-In. the celling of the -vestibule. It Is
believed that nil of the others took ef?
fect. Any ' one was sufficient to cause
Mrs.. Bray told the police that she was
about to enter the house when she saw
Mr. Green accosted by Williams, and
heard the former say, In answer to some
words addressed to him by the neirro:
"Go awny, I don't know you." Then
Williams drew his revolver and shot the
Revolver Still Warm.
As soon as the policeman seized the
colored man they searched him and found
the revolver, which was still warm. They
hurried him to the station house, where
he was subjected to a searching examina?
tion, the result of which left little doubt
of the negro's Insanity.
Williams appeared to be perfectly self
possessed and acted as though he fait
he had performed a meritorious' deed.
He Is a well built man, of average height.
He said ho was single, forty-three years
old, and lived at No. 156 "West Twenty
sixth Street, at which place, however,
hn iq not known.
The prisoner answered without hesita?
tion or any show, of Irritation all ques?
tions put to him, and spoke like a man
firm In the conviction that he had been
deeply wronged by tho man he had mur?
Ho told a. rambling story about a col?
ored woman, Bessie Davis, who, until
four months ago, kept a lodging house
for negroes In West Fifty-third Street,
who, he said, had circulated statements
derogatory to his character, and against
whom he had been trying to bring suit
for $20,000 for slander. The troublo, he
said, dated back to the year 1B95, when
he was one of her lodgers. Her stories
reached the congregation of the Mount
Olivet Church, of which he was an at?
tendant, and he was forced to give up
his membership there, because his fellow,
worshippers pointed the finger of scorn
at him. Her slanders, continuing over
(Continued on Third Page.)
THE GIRL NOT
Railroad Man Suffering From
Bite of Spider Found in
(Speclul to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CRHWE, VA., November 13.?Mrs. ...
G. Lutton has received a letter from Ira
B, Chandler, undo of Luna V, Joyner,
stating that lie had Just returned from.
North Carolina, where he was called to
Identify a child supposed to be tho lost
?ueh, however, did not prove to be
J. T. Do?son, a flagman on the Norfolk
and Western Railway, was bitten by a,
spider a few duys ago while putting ou
some clothing thut he had not worn for
some time, The wound Is very much lti
? flawed end uwolloa.
HEAVY INCREASE IN
TAXES OF RAILROADS
Figur?e made pufctta yesterday by the State Corporation Commission show
that Virginia will reislve this year more than double the amoun treallzed last
year from the ' tattif?ti of steam and street railway and canal property. Tho
tax levied In 1902" by ^ Board of Publio Works wan $250,840.07. That assessed
for 1903 by the Corporation Commission Is 1588,991.90-en Increase of $282,B61.W.
The gain In the tuw-eeeed values of railroad.property of the Stnte Is $3,044,?
120.41, and some or th* largest Increases In the taxes of Individual roads are:
Atlantic Coast Llne.'ILjWa.M: Chesapeake and Ohio, $63,885.78: New York, Phila?
delphia and Norfolk, -?,051.24: Norfolk and Southern, |8,730.78? Norfolk and
Wostern, $111,K15.0?;; Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Potomac, $12.095.70: Sea?
board Air Line, $4,4<jl.03: Seaboard and ?Roanoke, $53,848.72: Southern, $72,674.12;
Virginia and Sout??rn,. $3,102.73; Washington and Southern, $6,487.53.
Tot. value Tot. tax Tot. tax
Alb. and Chos. Canal ?O. .$ 148,339 00
Atlantic Coast LI?? -.._......... 2,647,628 25
B. & O. on roll stk need In Va,
Big StoneGap & P?v*y Val. R'y Co.
C.J&. O. R. R. Co..
Ches. & Western R. R. Co.
Cumb. Val. & Martln?b'g R. R. Co,
Danville &? Western -...-..
Del., Md. and Va. .t.
Farmvllle and Powhiltan .
Interstate R, R. Co.vi.
Lick Creek & Lake -?rle R. R. Co.
L. & N. <Cumb. Vail Div.) .
Marlon & Rye Val. R'y Co.,
No wRlv. Hoist & WWt R'y Co. ...
N. Y. P. & N. R'y ?CO.. 1.328,742 51
Norf. & Portsmouth Belt Line . 64,967 00
Norfolk and S?utherli . 780.024 07
Norfolk & Western ,.-. 19.627,811) 2?>
Phil. Balto. & Washi ..-.
Potomac R. R. Co. .).
Pot, F'bg & Piedmont .
R., F. & P. R R.....?.
R., F. & P. & R fc>P?Conneotion Co.
Rockbrldge Alum &. ?peh. R. R.
Seaboard Air Line. 1.246,85192
Seaboard & Roanok?:. 1,(996,497 04
Southern Railway.12,204,0)3 61
Suffolk & Carolina
Surry, Sussex & Southampton
Upper Appomattox Co,.
Valley R. R. Co. ?,.?.
Va. Anth. Goal ?4 R'y.? Co.
Va. Carolina R.. R. Co.
Va. & Ky. R. R.-...j.
Va. & Southern R'y? Co.
Washington Southern .
Winchester & Potomao .
Winchester & Stras&irg '.
Big Stony R. R. ....?,......
.Dismal Swamp R. Ri....
Low Moor Iron Co. .f.
Sulphur Mine & R. ? Co.
Total ....\.$56,1G*,794 69
???'?'??'# . ._ _L
. 14,900' 00
$ ?49.050 00
? 46,000 00
ai ,m j j,y
?? ,*a ' oo
$ 693 30
? 118 80
$ 797 38
$60,112,915 00 $250,810 07 $538,99199
TO GAME PRESERVE
WilL be :Huntd'i^-ec...by. ,????-j
bers of Exclusive. Glub
Now Being Formed.?
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.).
ASHEVLLIjE, N. C, Nov. 'S.-E. B.
Moore, lessee of Kenilworth Inn, of Ashe
villo, a welt known resort hotel manager,
has leased from George W. Vanderbllt,
all but about a thousand acres of the Bllt
more' estate to be used as a. hu'-'.ng unt3
fishing preserve He is now engaged or?
ganizing an exclusive club to be composed
of one hundred members, tho greater
number of whom will come from New York:
clty? The lease is for nearly one hundred
and fifteen thousand acres.. Applications
have been pouring in so fast for mem?
bership In the organization, that already
more than one hundred have been placed
on file. Many will be refused. j
A meeting will be held about January I
1st of the members to be in the club, at ?
which time a permanent organization will j
be effected. The supposition is that the
club members will be millonaires for the |
most part who can pay dearly for the
privilege of hunting and fishing over
what is possibly the finest game preservo
in the country.
(By Associated Press.)
BERLIN, November 13.?To-day's bul?
letin on Emperor William's condition snys
the healing of the wound is progressing
satisfactorily. The next bulletin will ba
Dr. Schmidt remains at the new palace
(Potsdam) to make a dally examination
of the wound with a laryngoscope and
sprinkle some powder on the wound.
The Emperor is forblddon to ride, speak
or take highly seasoned foods or drinks.
The feeling at tho palace is, neverthe?
less, quito cheerful. ^^^^^
CLASH WITH CHINESE
(By Associated Press.)
TIEN TSIN, Nov. 13.?It Is reported
here that Russian troops marching to?
wards Shan-Hnl-Kwan, encountered a.
force of imperial Chinese troops, and that
fighting ensued, the Russians, it Is as?
serted, pretending that the imperial force
was a band of Chinese robbers,
Altogether over 10,000 imperial troop?
have crossed the frontier into Manchu?
ASKS FOR LEAVE
(By Associated Press.)
WASHING-TON, Nov. 18,-Secretary
Hay has received a cablegram from Min?
ister Beaupr?, dated Bogota, November
10th asking for leave of absence.-It makes
no mention of further disorders there.
The secrotary has given Mr. Bqaupro per?
mission to dopert from Colombia at Ills
TREAT'S CAR LOAD OF
(8peolaT.to Tho Times-Dispatch )
WEST POINT. VA., Nov. 18.-A tele?
gram from Morgan Treat, United States
marshal, states his arrival safely in Sun
Franolsco, Cal., with hi? oar-load of
To "Bust" the Tobacco Trust,
(liy Assonniteti Pi-ess^
WASHINGTON, D. 0?, Novenibor 13.
Represontatlve Hopkins, of Kentucky,
lias introduced a Kill allowing the grower
of tobacco to stem and'twist it before
soiling. He says ho Is confident that thl*
\wlll break the tobacoo trust.. .. . ,
Qft?d&?s^'?s?p.y Submit All Ques?
tions Save That .of Recog?
nition, of Union.
(By Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, Nov. 13,?Twenty-five cars
run on Wontworth Avenue line without
assistance of the police department,
non-union employes operating*them, was
what the Chicago City Railway Company
was able to accomplish to-day with the
union men without Intermission. But two
While there was no active interference
with tho handling of the cars, such as
attended the 'attempts to run tbem yes?
terday, the crowds that lined tho streets
Jeered and hooted tho pollco and the non?
union men without Intermission .But two
stones were hurled at the cars during
the day, one being thrown by a woman
who made her escape in the crowd before
the police could reach her, and the other
being hurled from the new postonico
building now being built. Neither stone
did damage worth mentioning.
' During the afternoon an effort was
made to bring about a peaceable settle?
ment of the strike,
After to-day's meeting one of the Arbi?
tration Board said that the Indications
wero that the management of the com?
pany would agree to arbitrate all the do?
manda of the mon with tho exception of
recognition of tho union.
W. C. T. U. CONVENTION
MEETS IN CINCINNATI
(By Associated Press.)
CINCINNATI, O., Nov. 13.?The thir?
teenth annual convention of the Wo?
man's Christian Temperance Union began
a session of six days here to-dny with a
very largo attendance, the five hundred
delegates constituting only a small part
of the visitors.
SHOT AND KILLED
HIS OWN NEPHEW
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) ?
BOVINQSTON, VA., Nov. IS.?Mr. T, J,
Allen, who Uves ot Boaz, elson county,
was shot and Instantly killed by his uncle,
Mr. Brack Allen. The shooting was
caused by an Insult offered the ? lattor'a
ENGINEER MAY BE
UNDER THE WRECK
Pennsylvania Passenger Train
Jumps ? Track?Two Pas?
sengers May Die,
(By Associated Press.)
BUFFALO, N. Y., Nov. W.?A penn
sylvanla passenger train which left. Buf
fulo at 11 ?45 P. M. for East Aurora, wus
derailed a quarter of a mile east of tho
city lino last night. Four passengers
were Injured, two of whom may die..
Tho engineer Is missing, and it is feared
thnt he Is under the wreckuge. A man
named Uickwood, whoso home la In
East Aurora, was brought to the Emer?
gency Hospital euily this morning. Ho
has a fractured skull. An unknown
woman was brought In soon ni'terwnrd,
She is unconscious, and H le behoved sho
The Negro Problem Taken Up
With the Report of Home
FIERY & TENDER ELOQUENCE
Dr. Pollard Offers Resolution
Calling on Legislature to
Pass the Cumming Bill.
(Special to The Tlmos-Dlspatch.)
STAUNTON, VA., Nov. 13.?Tho morn
lng dawned bright and beautiful, aud by
9 A. M, the auditorium of the Baptist
Church was well filled with delegates, and
tho devotional exercises, which were led
by Rev. Charles Corbltt, were very fer?
vent and tender. At 9:30 the body was
called to order by 'Vice-President John
Pollard, and Treasurer B. A. Jacob, of?
fered his annual report, of which an ab?
The report of Treasurer B. A. Jacobs:
State missions, $23,441.85: Sunday-School
Bible Board, $6,432.70: Education Board,
$4,692; Foreign Mission Board, $2j),479.15;
Homo Mission Board, $15,325.26; Ministers'
Relief Fund, $4,203.02; Baptist Orphanage,
$17,982.23; total, $101,556.26.
The report showed that from the
churches of the Dover District Association
In which Richmond churches are situated;
the following amounts were received:
State Missions, $3.874.77; Sunday-School
Bible Board, $961.26; Education Board,
$882.28; Foreign Mission, $8.939.74; Homo
Mission Board, $1.915.74; Ministers' Relief
Fund, $782.71; Baptist Orphanage, $2.
292.23; total, $19,648.73, or nearly one-fifth
of th eamuont raised In the entl.fi State.
This, afternoon discussion by Dr. George
Cooper was adopted with unanimity and
heartiness. Dr. R. H.' Pitt, offered a mo?
tion appointing a committee consisting of
T. H. Ellett, George A. Schelz, W. R.
Whltecarvor. William Ellyson and J.
Hunt Hargrave to examine, into, the ad
report any changes' whTci>"',rhay 'm _tm?u"'
'Judgment, bo wise. In the present' ari
rangement between the general associa?
tion and the treaisuror. Tho motion was
Then came the reception of viiJVors and
new pastors, a most Interesting featuro.
Visitors from ? distance were; W. P. Har?
vey, D. D., and Rev, Mr. Cleaton, of Ken?
tucky: J. E. White, D. D,. of Atlanta; J.
M. Frost, D. D., of Nashville. Fourteen
new pastors were presented to tho body.
Two new school presidents, Dr. J. T.
Henderson, of Bristol, and Professor R.
,E. Hatton, of Danville, were also Intro?
Dr. W. L. Flcknrd read th ereport on
home missione?. The report gave Interest?
ing figures showing the extent and con?
dition of this great work. The receipts
of the board for, the convention year wero
more than $108,000. During tho past as?
sociation year Virginia Baptists gave $15,
825.26. The action of the Home Board In
the Cuban difficulties Is cordially ap?
proved. Special mention Is made of the
work of the board among tho mountain
populations and the negroes and foreign
THE NEGRO PROBLEM.
Dr. R. B. Garrett was tho first speaker.
Ho declared that If'the Home Board had
no other field than the foreign popula?
tions who were crowding Into every part
of the South this would afford them
ample oportuntty for all their efforts. Ha
argued strongly for a church bullding de.
partment to meet the dire necessities of
destitute fields. But ho would put
especial emphasis on the necessity for
work among negroes. Ills Baptist con?
science hurt him when ho considered
ihe npathy of Southern whites toward
the negroes. The negroes have dritten
awny from the whites nnd the races an?
farther apart than ever before. "The
Leopard's Spots" had done more harm
with Its messngo of despair than any boo*
that has been written since "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" was perpetrated. It wns amaz?
ing that a mnn who had preached the?
ftospcl could have written It. Under tlm
Divino blessing not only tho leopard's
spots and the Ethiopian's ekln, but his
heart ns well can ho chanced.
Dr. W. R, L. Smith, presented the reso?
lutions ndoptod hy the Richmond Minis?
ters' Conference, requesting the associa?
tion to recommend to tho Southern con?
vention the advisability of appointing a
Continued on Second Page,)
CITIZEN KILLED BY
HIS OWN PISTOL
Fired at Some One Attempting
to Enter His Bedroom
(Specilli to Tiu- Tlmoi-pUpatch.)
CHARLESTON. KANAWHA COUNTY,
W. VA., Nov. 13.?J. Lewis, uged seventy
live, one of the most prominent and re?
spected citizens of this county, died thla
afternoon at his homo ut St. Albunu, us
the result of a pistol wound intllc.ted by
himself this morning under peculiar cir?
cumstances. Ile wus awakened about 4
o'clock this morning by the po?no of some
one uttemptlng to enter his bedroom
through tho window. Procuring his re?
volver he llred a. shot from the window
from whence ho hud hnurd the noise, and
In repluclnrf the weapon In a dresser It
?vas nccldentnlly discharged, the bullet
entering hts abdomen.
The attending physleinn wus unable to
locate? tho ball, and death resulted In
twelve hour? after the futa-1 ?i**n y,*?
An Expected Fight That
Did Not Come Off.
The Bishop, by Promptly Put?
ting the Question, Disarmed
Any Billigerent Intention.
ELOQUENT CHARGE TO
THE YOUNG PREACHERS
The Orphanage Report Full of
Interest?Distinguished Visi- ,
tor Makes an Eloquent Ad- .
dress Under the Inter?
ruption of Many
(From a Staff Correspondent)'
CHABLOTTESVILLE, VA.. Nov. 1?
i'Twas In mnny respects to-day a story
of things that did not happen, of Ioni
expectations unfulfilled, of brilliant po?
tentialities that were not preolpltatod.
For two long Hours conference, after
it assembled for its third day,.was won?
derfully quiet, wonderfully sedate, won?
derfully businesslike. The air was rich
.with oratory ot a rare sort, but It all told,
with^ eloquence unsurpassed, of things
that did not rise above the level of tho
regular denominational work.
VfENT THROUGH LIKE A SHOT. ;
Noon had como nnd gono, and It looked
as if the day! was. to pass without inci?
dent when In the midst of a sudden, si?
lence in the room tho R?v; Mr. Cannon
announced a resolution which he then
and thero read. Its first words showed
?its Impact, and the brethren began to
get non-essentials (hats, coats, 'etc.),
out of the way. For the resolution' was
upon the delicate transfer question,
and a long and bitter fight was expected.
Since the first conference hour this' mat?
ter has been uppermost in many, minds,
and there, has-been, a careful training'of
- etine '-'Sul ha 'Wr oc&uh. ?????G???? ^?lsCopn?
chair. Opposition was.expected from ,this
quarter, and the 'body was' cocked and
primed for a struggle. Small'wonder then,
that when Mr. Cannon began to read
the rumble of distant thunder could be;
heard in tho Imagination of many. And
?this is what happened:
"All In favor of its adoption, say aye,',?
said tile bishop promptly upon tho conclu?
sion of the rdeadlng.
? chorus of ayes.
"All opposed, say no,'! continued th?
bishop with grane froid.
Not a voice.
Surprise was writ large across the face
of many. Tho conference had at last ex?
pressed itself on the transfer question,
and altogether without a scrap. .Everyi
body expected one, and some were dis?
appointed, others glad. In the audience
at the timo was xJr. Smart, of Epworth',
Norfolk, one of the transfers of the sort
tho conference objects' to. Dr. Kolly la
no there and wll not be.
WON'T WELCOME THEM.
The resolutions were shrewdly drawn.
Thoy declared that there was a ralsap;?
prehension among-the p?"plo generally
as to tho attitude of thu conference on
the transfer question. Therefore, It
would bo well for the conference to put
Itself on record as not opposing trans?
fers In general, and, therefore, further,
it was wise to declare as follows:
"That we crtnnot extend a hearty wel?
come to any transfers who come to us
with an' understanding mado hi advance
with a particular church; that we believe
euch arrangements to be destructive ot
that fraternal spirit which should char?
acterize tho relations of Methodist
preachers with each other and with local
ohurches, and that we, furthermore, be?
lieve that such arrangements are not nee.
essury for proporly caring for and devel?
oping our work."
This hits directly at Dr. Kejly, who
cornea frum Tennessee to the big' Court
Street Church. In an interview some
time ago, Bishop Coke Smith said . the
Tennessee minister was not sent to any
purticular church. Had this been the
case the Virginia ministers would have
bad no objection. But It now develops
that Dr, Kelly cornos for tho express
purpose of going to the Lynchburg
charge, and that he has already made
some salary arrangement's with Court
Stroet. This la what caused tho fight,
resulting in the pronouncement by th?
cmference. The surprising thing is the
nttitude of Bishop Hendrlx, who, it was
thought, would rule tho resolution out.
One of the meu, whose names are signed
to the pnpor, says that the only way it
was done was by letting the bishop know
l'.ow the conference felt. This was don?,
nnd he quickly saw that the ministeri
would be satisfied with nothing less thus
just such a resolution.
THE MORNING SESSION.
Devotional exercises of a deep and
earnest character distinguished the open*
?ng of tho Uiird day of conference. Th?
feature of the day in this connection was
again the line lecture by Bishop Hendrlx
en "Tho Epiphanies of the Spirit." Tbe
presiding olllcer spoke nil too briefly! a
fervent and eloquent address, breathing
the spirit of religion and truth.
Business began in eurnest about 10
Tho following were advanced to class of
tho second year: C. H. Fielding, Henry
C. Pfeiffer, William IS, Edwards, Jr., Joba
\\\ Flier, Hoyd E. Hudson, Walter A,
Jeffreys, John C. Granbery, Jr., Vlr?
giulus R. Turner, John W. Euro and B.
mooted elders: John Vf. I.master, Jr.,
Hampden H. Smith, Lewis C. Shearer,
John T. Soweit.
Local prouchor? elected deacons: C. It.
Fielding, Lee Q. Crutchfleld, Walter A,
Jeffreys, Charles T. Thrift, Hoyd B. Hud?
son, Vlrginlus R. Turner, John F. Cutlw
One of tho most impressive features of
tho entire conferervre was the annual
cliurgu of th? b ?.-.?., a?, te Lb? tjM* ?/ ttm